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Floods and landslides claim 113 lives in Nepal, 38 people missing

Parts of central and southern Nepal, including some areas of Kathmandu valley, have been inundated due to incessant rains for the last two weeks

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

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Floods and landslides triggered by incessant monsoon rains across Nepal have claimed at least 113 lives while 38 people are still missing, officials said on Sunday.
 
Parts of central and southern Nepal, including some areas of Kathmandu valley, have been inundated due to incessant rains for the last two weeks. At least 113 people were killed and 67 injured in the rain induced disasters in this monsoon, Home Ministry officials said.

 
At least 38 people have gone missing in the latest incidents of landslide and floods across Nepal. The rain induced disasters have affected 67 out of total 77 districts of the country.
 
The government has mobilised army and police personnel for rescue works.
 
With the situation remaining grim, Nepal has appealed to the agencies for help to prevent the possible water-borne diseases and to ensure proper health services to the tens of thousands of people affected.
 

First Published: Sun, July 28 2019. 16:55 IST
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